When I first bought my boat, it was very important to me that I run the boat as cheaply and efficiently as possible. I was really excited about the possibility of buying oil for my boat in bulk rather than buying it a quart at a time from the marina. At the time, my friends all told me that it wasn’t worth it because I wasn’t out on the water enough to make it so I wouldn’t waste the oil.
Initially they were right about my oil use. I couldn’t use bulk motor oil fast enough to make it actually worth buying in large drums. More recently I have been able to go out on my boat a lot more often so that during the summer I am out almost every single weekend. This makes it so that it is actually worth buying the bulk oil because I’ll be able to use it all.